A thing that simulates or resembles something else: jade simulants
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- Both the mock bomb and the factory were tested with simulants - benign substances with characteristics similar to the germs used in weapons.
- Like the TNT, Winchester's 34 gr. bullet expands with explosive effect, breaking into almost sand-sized particles when fired into tissue simulants such as ballistic gelatin or even water.
- The best simulants of natural gemstones are synthetic materials manufactured under laboratory conditions, identical in both chemical composition and crystal structure to their more costly natural counterparts.
Mid 18th century: from Latin simulant- 'copying, representing', from the verb simulare.
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